It’s one of the biggest festivals of the year and a highlight on the Galway social scene. People travel the length of the country to attend it and everyone likes to don their glad rags getting dressed up for the occasion.. yes you’ve guessed it, we’re talking about the Galway Races.

Us lucky folk in The Front Door Pub are right in the heart of The Latin Quarter, which plays host this year to the Galway Races After Party. Think 7 nights of music, drinks, on-street entertainment and absolute craic across 20 bars and 50 eateries.

If you’re planning a night out during Race Week then get yourself to The Latin Quarter and here’s why…

  1. The Atmosphere.. It’s hard to deny the fact that Galway is one of those places that people just fall in love with! From the year round programme of festivals to impromptu street performances to the busting vibe in the bars and restaurants. It’s no secret that The Latin Quarter is the cultural heart of the city, it’s where locals hang out and visitors want to spend time. Plus you’re guaranteed to receive that warm Galway welcome.

  1. The Bars.. With close to 20 different bars to choose from in The Latin Quarter all within walking distance of each other.. Really it’s like one big beer garden! Whether it’s a trad session or a live band you want to hear you’ll find it in The Latin Quarter. The pints of Guinness will be flowing, we’ll be shaking up cocktails and there are endless gins to try. All the pubs are late bars for the week so you can keep the craic going ‘til the early hours.

  1. The selection of Places to Eat.. Spoilt for choice isn’t even the word when it comes to eating out in The Latin Quarter with 50 different eateries to choose from. Everything from traditional Irish & European food to fresh seafood, pizza or gourmet menus are served. Most of the restaurants are family owned businesses and offer outdoor seating or street views to you can watch all the glamour go by.

  1. The Entertainment.. It’s rare you walk through The Latin Quarter without a street performer or band playing to the crowds.. and that’s before you ever step inside the bars with most offering music 7 nights a week from trad session to top DJ’s, along with live bands.

  1. Location, Location, Location.. The Latin Quarter really is the heartbeat of the city and is at the epicentre of Galway’s social scene. It’s smack bang in the centre, and with pedestrianised streets you can stroll through the cobbled streets with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants for you to explore.

Giddy up and let’s get ready for seven days of socialising!!